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Pinirampus pirinampu  (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Flatwhiskered catfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes)
Etymology: Pinirampus: Latin, pinna = fin + perhaps Old German, rampf = hook.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: ? - 25; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 45 - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36506); max. published weight: 7.7 kg (Ref. 40637)

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South America: Amazon, Essequibo, Orinoco, and Paraná basins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in schools. Feeds on benthic animals (Ref. 9084). Known from a temperatures ranging from 24-29 °C, pH range of 5-9, and an alkalinity range of 42-142 (Ref. 9110).

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Lundberg, J.G. and M.W. Littmann, 2003. Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes). p. 432-446. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36506)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00528 - 0.01504), b=3.11 (2.96 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (61 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.